Victims of Progress / Edition 5

Victims of Progress / Edition 5

by John H. Bodley
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Victims of Progress / Edition 5

This compelling account of the effect of technology and development on indigenous peoples throughout the world examines major issues of intervention: social engineering, economic development, self-determination, health and disease, and ecocide. Victims of Progress provides a provocative context in which to think about civilization and its costs.

About the Author:
John H. Bodley is a cultural anthropologist and Regents Professor at Washington State University and author of Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Fifth Edition

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900759111485
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 04/11/2008
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

John H. Bodley is Regents Professor Emeritus at Washington State University. His numerous publications include The Power of Scale (2003), Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems (Sixth Edition, 2012), Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System (Fifth Edition, 2011) and The Small Nation Solution (2013).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments     ix
A Brief History     xiii
Introduction: Indigenous Peoples and Culture Scale     1
Culture Scale, Culture Process, and Indigenous Peoples
Large-Scale versus Small-Scale Society and Culture
The Problem of Global-Scale Society and Culture
Social Scale and Social Power
Negative Development: The Global Pattern
Policy Implications
Progress and Indigenous Peoples     15
Progress: The Commercial Explosion
The Culture of Consumption
Resource Appropriation and Acculturation
The Role of Ethnocentrism
Civilization's Unwilling Conscripts
Cultural Pride versus Progress
The Principle of Stabilization
The Uncontrolled Frontier     37
The Frontier Process
Demographic Impact of the Frontier
We Fought with Spears     57
The Punitive Raid
Wars of Extermination
Guns against Spears
The Extension of Government Control     75
Aims and Philosophy of Administration
Tribal Peoples and National Unity
The Transfer of Sovereignty
Treaty Making
Bringing Government to the Tribes
The Political Integration Process
Anthropology and Native Administration
Land Policies     95
The People-Land Relationship
Land Policy Variables
Cultural Modification Policies     117
These Are the Things That Obstruct Progress
Social Engineering: How to Do It
Economic Globalization     141
Forced Labor: Harnessing the Heathens
Learning theDignity of Labor: Taxes and Discipline
Creating Progressive Consumers
Promoting Technological Change
Tourism and Indigenous Peoples
The Price of Progress     167
Progress and the Quality of Life
Diseases of Development
Deprivation and Discrimination
The Political Struggle for Indigenous Self-Determination     185
Who Are Indigenous Peoples?
The Initial Political Movements
Creating Nunavut
Kuna Self-Determination
The Political Struggle
The Shuar Solution
Indian Unity in Colombia
The Dene Nation: Land, Not Money
Land Rights and the Outstation Movement in Australia
Philippine Tribals: No More Retreat
The International Arena
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Petroleum, the Commercial World, and Indigenous People     231
Petroleum: The Unsustainable Foundation of the Commercial World
The Gwich' in and Oil Development in the Sacred Place Where Life Begins
Petroleum Development and Indigenous Rights in Ecuador
Global Warming and Indigenous Peoples
The Indigenous Response to Global Warming
Human Rights and the Politics of Ethnocide     251
The Realists: Humanitarian Imperialists and Scientists
The World Bank: Operational Manual 2005 and False Assurances
The Idealist Preservationists
You Can't Leave Them Alone: The Realists Prevail
Indigenous Peoples' Rights Advocates
Voluntary Isolation in the Twenty-First Century
Appendix     291
Bibliography     299
Index      325
About the Author     341

What People are Saying About This

Fotini Katsanos

Victims of Progress is a rightly unapologetic survey of some of the worst protracted cases of genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide in past and current human history, cases which have been ignored entirely in the public forum and that have ashamedly been downplayed within much of the academic discourse. Any person who considers themselves an integral, meaningful, and responsible member of the global community should read this book.

Thomas N. Headland

Victims of Progress is one of those rare anthropology books that influences students for the rest of their lives. John H. Bodley courageously challenges old myths and offers readers a view of the world through a different lens. This updated fifth edition is a must-read for anyone who cares about the futures of indigenous peoples.

Charles Ettner

Victims of Progress provides clear and understandable answers to how and why indigenous peoples of the world have fallen victim to the ever "modernizing" global-scale culture of the past 500 years. It also illuminates their efforts and prospects for the future as indigenous people. At the same time, the book examines conflict between peoples, often mislabeled as "ethnic" or "religious" conflict, to reveal the true and most common seeds of conflict in the past, and present, across the globe. Victims of Progress is a book that engages students' interest.

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